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Aight here'z the issue I'm running DFI Lanparty 250 Gb nForce 3 with 3200+ with 2 sticks of Crucial Ballistix memory 512 mb ea. I'm also using a 470w Noisetaker Enermax PSU, currently running 120mm fan on top of the xp-120 for hsf combo, 6 blue eye thermaltake 80 mm fans inside the case, and i just tried the addition of an aerocool gatewatch temp/fan controller in the front, im also running 1 wd 80 gig hd as c, 1 wd 120 gig hd, and a 120 external usb wd hd, im also using usb kb/mouse/microphone, and 1 dvd-rw sony drive. the problem arrises when im trying to plug everything in, including all the fans and the front display is that all my fans blink on and then cuts back off. I can manage to get the system to boot up with 1 hd and all my fans without the front display but it seems as soon as i plug the front display gatewatch in, it goes back to wanting to blink only, and ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance!

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Please put your specs in your signature. It makes it easier to read and for others in the forum to help. That being said...

 

The first thing I would guess is the PSU is stressed. Just to make sure your front display doesn't have a problem, I would connect only the minimal amount of components and see if the display works. If it works then your PSU can't take the draw.

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well i will get to putting my specs in my signature but i was just going to note that i finally tried plugging my front display controller up to my direct current feed line that was being used by my vid card and it worked fine along with everything else, is there ever a kinda limit to how much you can run off 1 rail or it just kinda guess and roll with it?

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If you were on a different Voltage rail then what the display controller requires then that would be the culprit. You can get an idea of how much you can run off of each rail. First you want to know what the amperage for each rail of your PSU is rated for. Then you need to look at the components that are on that rail and see what they need. Add 'em up and you should have a good idea if your exceeding the PSU's rating.

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